At a time when the UK is quietly losing its mind about a bit of snow, a bit of perspective is always helpful.
The clocks have just shifted an hour to usher in a season of darkness. The brief spell of morning light we can enjoy over the next few weeks will pass and we nine-to-five-ers will have to get used to only seeing daylight on weekends. But is that such a bad thing? Sensory deprivation It may … Continue reading In praise of darkness…
If you find yourself itching to get out and explore the world on your bike, this one is right up your street.
Whilst we were debating whether to dip our feet into this murky swamp, right now we would probably struggle to do a sufficiently good job of it. Fortunately, our friend over at RoubaixCycling has done the hard work for us. And there are a few things to deal with there. The first is driving, does … Continue reading Something to read: Crime and Punishment redux: that fixie case –via RoubaixCycling.cc
This one is pretty inspirational. It talks about how riding a bicycle can help with a number of chronic diseases, among other things.
Whilst we are primarily a Cardiff-centric cycling website, it never hurts to seek inspiration and ideas from outside our sphere of understanding. Cycling, at the end of the day, is a key component in our desire to live happy, healthy lives in a sustainable way. In order to realise its potential, we need to gain … Continue reading Something to watch: Inspiring documentaries…
It's always good to find a video that eloquently and succinctly makes the usual, but no less compelling arguments for cycling.
We must apologise for harping on about Boneshaker for a second post in quick succession, but an article in issue 19, entitled Generation Next sparked our interest. It talks about a handful of cycling communities and groups that have sprung up in various places around the world, outside the traditional club circuit. The anti-club Rightly … Continue reading Grass-roots Movements
Hailing from the other side of the estuary in Bristol, Boneshaker Magazine is one that defies the current publishing convention. It has no set publishing date and you'll be hard pushed to find mention of a new bike within its pages. Instead, Boneshaker focusses on the human side of cycling --the epic journeys, the emotions, … Continue reading Something to read: Boneshaker Bicycle Stories – Volume 1
We're not the only ones embracing bikepacking this year. Over at CycleStuff, Simon shares his own adventure in the wilds of Mid Wales. Simon can always be relied upon for his excellent photos and this looks like it was a lot of fun. On Saturday, I headed into Powys for a micro-adventure* with two of … Continue reading Something to read: Mid-Wales Micro Adventure – by @cyclestuffblog